It's a Wonderful Life

Do you have a favorite Christmas movie? Although there are many good ones, the one that really puts the season and life in general in perspective for me is, It's a Wonderful Life. The 1946, Frank Capra classic, in addition to being a marvelous love story with a dose of divine guidance, combines drama, pathos, humor, and a lesson for all those who lose sight of their individual value to the world. When George Bailey, played by James Stewart, attempts suicide because he fears bankruptcy, a guardian angel is assigned to show him what the world would have been like without him. Bailey, a very respected resident of the very respectable town of Bedford Falls, has sacrificed his dream of a future in a big city, in order to run the failing Building and Loan institution, founded by his deceased father. Lionel Barrymore is at his best as the greedy banking tyrant, Henry Potter, who has, for many years, tried unsuccessfully to destroy the B & L and become the only lending institution in...(Read Full Post)